DEEP Rebate Awarded to Pawhuska Public Schools

The City of Pawhuska and its power supplier, the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA), recently presented a check for $13,911.55 to Pawhuska Public Schools for recent energy efficiency improvements at the district. The rebates were presented as part of the Demand and Energy Efficiency Program (DEEP), administered by OMPA. From left, are Pawhuska Electric...

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Tonkawa honored as Our Local Power Champion

OMPA General Manager Dave Osburn presented the City of Tonkawa with an Our Local Power Champion award at the city’s council meeting in March. The award is meant to recognize the extra effort Tonkawa provided in promoting the Our Local Power campaign. That effort can be seen on the city’s water tower, which was redone during 2018 and painted to include the Our Local Power...

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Robert Johnston Named OMPA Chairman

Robert Johnston was confirmed as the sixth Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority at a monthly board meeting on Jan. 10 in Edmond. Johnston, the City Manager at Frederick, replaces former Edmond Mayor Charles Lamb, who passed unexpectedly on Dec. 11 and was OMPA’s longest-serving chair. Johnston had previously served as the Vice...

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OMPA General Manager Elected to APPA Board

OMPA General Manager David W. Osburn was elected to the American Public Power Association (APPA) Board of Directors at the association’s national conference in New Orleans on June 20. The APPA is the national advocacy and advisory group for the nation’s 2,000-plus Public Power utilities. Association board members are chosen to represent 10 regions across the country....

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OMPA to join Midwest Reliability Organization

The Oklahoma Municipal Power Authority (OMPA) has a new Regional Entity (RE) after the dissolution of its previous entity last year. REs are electric reliability compliance authorities. They provide Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) auditing and enforcement functions for the utilities under their umbrella. On May 4, FERC granted approval for OMPA to join the...

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